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Augie Simoncini is a different breed of rider. Full commitment all the time and he’s paid the price, too. His most recent fall has cost him the ability to hear in his right ear, but as you’ll see, Augie is taking it in stride and will no doubt be back full steam.
0:00 – Intro / Recently losing his hearing in his right ear
10:20 – Augie’s first photo in Ride was him landing on his head (that Ryan shot)
13:20 – Growing up with Scotty and Garrett
19:15 – “Garrett was the reason I rode street”
22:30 – Explaining the Hell House era
27:40 – Setting Garrett’s car on fire.
29:20 – The apocalyptic You Fucking See It Jam
38:50 – Origins of YFSI
45:10 – Choosing BMX over being a firefighter…
48:20 – His dad is a 9/11 first responder
52:50 – Discussing Gabe Brooks
55:40 – Augie getting in a bidding war with Daniel Dhers for the Ride Legends Poster
59:20 – Looking back at the Adam LZ / Stranger issue
1:04:05 – Deadline days and his riding style in general
1:10:50 – Getting back to normal after his latest fall
1:18:30 – Giving Augie the print of his first photo/wrap up.
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